More Shocking Allegations: Musk’s SpaceX Forced Employees to Work Off the Clock

Elon Musk (Credit: SpaceX)
Elon Musk (Credit: SpaceX)

There are more legal troubles for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. In yet another class action suit, a former employee claims the low-cost launch company forced him and other employees to work off the clock to avoid paying them overtime.

Stan Saporito, a former employee who worked for the company from June 2013 to February of this year, said Space Exploration Technologies Corp. doesn’t provide enough labor hours to its workers for everything that needs to get done, then requires them to work off the clock to finish tasks, according to Monday’s complaint.

Saporito said he was required to clock out in the company’s timekeeping system before completing more tasks for the company without pay, according to the suit.

“Here, SpaceX knowingly caused a violation of the California Labor Code by directing its employees to alter the time records, or ‘shave’ time worked by plaintiff and other California class members in order to avoid paying these employees for all their time worked, including overtime and missed meal breaks,” Saporito said.

It’s the latest in a series of suits against the Hawthorne, California-based rocket maker over a variety of employment issues, including at least two proposed class actions contending that SpaceX ordered the mass layoffs of up to 400 workers without giving them advance notice, in violation of the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, court records show.

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